Wow! Such a good movie.
Purely Joyful Movie!
Worth seeing just to witness how winsome it is.
Oliver Thatcher Watson
Despite what most critics say, I think this film is great. Great story, great editing, great camera-work. I will be honest and say that the acting isn't exactly great, but it's good enough to be believable for the most part. It's also very sentimental, which may differ how you watch this movie. This film is absolutely perfect for those Apple fans out there. It may not appeal to anyone who doesn't really care about Apple though. Despite that, I honestly think this film is a joy to watch and is an inspiring biopic of the tech giant. I recommend this film to anyone who has an interest in Apple, as well as anyone who is curious about the life of Steve Jobs. Though it may not appeal to everyone, it still is one of Ashton Kutchers best.
You work for a huge corporation. This is a typical week in your life. You go to work and do a lot of overtime, with pleasure, because you are a workaholic.Your boss is brilliant, but also a bit of an ass**le. He shouts a lot and fires some of your colleagues. Other colleagues resign. You have lots of meetings.Some of your products make huge profits, others do not. On Friday your boss announces the launch of a new product. The end.-----------------------------------------While it may be thrilling to purchase your next Apple gadget, learning how they came to exist and some stuff about the man behind the corporation is just this much fun.
Want to hate someone? want to learn how to have utter contempt for a man? just watch this film. its that easy. Ashton Kutcher is a good actor, but not for this film. He comes off as an angry intellectual Kelso from that 70's show. The film presents Steve jobs and a manipulative, cruel, angry, insulting prick who abuses his brilliant friends abilities to pursue riches and obsession. If that was the real Jobs then the world is cleaner in his passing. If no this film should publish an apology to his friends and family. In this film: (spoiler alert!) you can watch Steve jobs - alienate his girlfriend - deny his daughter - brow beat and cheat his friends and employers - violently over react to logic - abuse and steal ideas and claim them for his own. - repeatedly steal from Woz. A grim telling of what seems like the life of a bad person, jumpy, sloppy in presentation, over dramatic and brooding, even every camera shot seems too intense. Its like a gritty dramatic suspense, without any reason for suspense.a shoddy film that anyone involved in should be ashamed of.
I stayed away from this movie for a long time in part because Ashton Kutcher was in it, and his past movies haven't exactly been satisfying, and Kutcher's performances in them even less so. But when I found a copy of this movie at my local library, I decided to give it a chance because I could see it for free. After watching it, I must confess I was kind of surprised by the Kutcher part of the movie - he actually isn't that bad in the role. Not fabulous, but he plays the role completely straight enough so you don't think of his goofball past roles while watching him here. But while Kutcher is okay, the script is unfortunately not. If you really want to learn in depth about Steve Jobs, you'll have to read a biography (or see the new upcoming Jobs biopic). The movie leaves a LOT out of his life. For example, in the opening of the movie, we learn he's a college dropout who seems aimless in life. Then all of a sudden, he's programming games at the Atari corporation. Huh? How did that happen? We never learn how that happened. Later in the movie, we learn that he's more or less abandoned and neglected his daughter. Then years later, out of the blue, we see he and his grown daughter together. Huh? How did they reconnect? We never learn that as well.I will admit the movie is never boring; it moves swiftly, it looks fairly slick, and has a wonderful soundtrack. But it simply doesn't go into enough detail about Jobs. In the end, I didn't know what to make of this man.